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Sully Independence Day Celebration July 3-5
 
Saturday, July 3
  • 8:45 am - Annual tractor ride from Sully to Reasnor, to Monroe by way of Highway 14, via Highway G28 to Pella, along the north side of Lake Red Rock, and arrive back in Sully around noon.
  • 6 pm - Celebration Committee will serve Sully Locker hot dogs and beefburgers, chips, pop, and water to benefit the Sully Ballpark Renovation Project, which is a walking path and splash pad.
  • 7 pm - Family-friendly two-hour concert by Nashville singer-songwriters Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez who perform as the duo Granville Automatic – sponsored by Jad Van Der Zyl. Van Wijk Winery has accepted an invitation from Sully City Council to sell wine by the bottle on the east side of the park square, Roger and Rebecca will also provide cups.
  • 5-8 pm - Coffee Cup Cafe regularly serves their chicken meals the first Saturday night of the month.
  • 5-9 pm - Deep Rock Ice Cream Shoppe will be open.
  • 11 am-4 pm - Van Wijk Winery is co-hosting a Ticketed Event for Sveta Van Wyk Art Class, those interested in participating should sign-up on the winery’s Facebook event called "Garden pole and birdhouse painting." 
  • Noon-6 pm - Van Wijk Winery open for customers with appetizers available while supplies last. The deck and new courtyard pergolas will be available at a first come-first-serve basis.  Anyone interested in reserving/renting a pergola ahead of time should contact the winery and leave a clear message with full contact information at 641-594-3325 so they can call you back if needed.
 
Sunday, July 4
  • 6 pm - Area ministerial association will have the Community Fourth of July Worship Service in the Sully Central Park with Pastor Jerry Morningstar speaking. Coffee and cookies served. In case of inclement weather, location will be Sully Community Church.
 
Monday, July 5
  • 7-9:30 am - Sully First Reformed Church Faithwalkers Youth Group Breakfast at Sully Community Center for a freewill offering
  • 7 am-? - Fly-in at Sully Airport, weather dependent.
  • 8-10 am - 26th Annual Freedom Fun Run/Walk and Kiddie Run. 8:00 am one-mile starting and ending on the west side of the Sully square; 8:20 am 5K run/walk; 9:10 am free kids run around the square for ages eight and under. An awards ceremony will take place following the races.
  • 8 am-noon - Voting for the baby cutie contest will be held by dropping your change or dollars in the appropriate cutie’s container at a display of photos of entered babies near Jasper County Freedom Rock. Winner will receive half the proceeds while the other half goes to the Sully Ballpark Renovation Fund.
  • 9 am - Sully Business Association will sponsor free La Rose Marie Bakery treats, coffee, and orange drink served by Garden Thyme Club in front of the bakery.
  • 10 am - Flag raising at the Jasper County Freedom Rock. “The National Anthem,” and opening prayer will be followed by the extended 20-block parade.
  • 9:30-10 am - Kiddie parade will register on north side of park and go around the Sully square at 10 am. Free kiddie cone from Deep Rock ice Cream certificates for all participants.
  • 10 am - 20-block extended big parade starts at Sully Transport, through Sully, and around three sides of the square. Throwing candy and other items at the parade will be allowed. Your parade entries are needed with over $600 in Sully Bucks (certificates spendable at any Sully business) awarded to winner and runner-up in each category:
Best Themed Float -- Most Creative Float -- Classic Car -- Unique Tractor -- Best Race Car -- Decorated Off-Road Float (The decorated off-road category is new this year and includes four-wheelers, riding lawn mowers, golf carts, ATVs, and motorcycles!)   Sports teams are also encouraged to wear their team shirts, make signs, chant their team cheers, and ride on fire trucks or have their own team float! Horse entries are also welcome. If you have parade entry questions, please contact Faye Brand or Amanda Van Maanen.
  • 9-9:45 am and 11 am-Noon - Diamond Trail Children’s Center carnival, bounce house, snow cones, and more with the purchase of a wristband. In hopes of seeing red, white, and blue flags everywhere, as a fundraiser, Friends of the Lynnville Library will be selling affordable flags near the bounce house.
  • 10 am-3 pm - Van Wijk Winery open with appetizers available while supplies last. The deck and new courtyard pergolas will be available at a first come-first-serve basis. Anyone interested in reserving/renting a pergola ahead of time should contact the winery at 641-594-3325 and leave a clear message with full contact information so they can call you back if needed. Van Wijk Winery parking on the south back lawn is for employees only. During the parade, no parking along the north front and after the parade for customers only. Thanks in advance for respecting their request!
  • 11 am (after parade) - Sully Lions Club will serve a meal in Central Park serving brisket, pork loin, hamburger, and hot dog meals which include potato salad and baked beans; individual sandwiches available also; drinks – water, iced tea, and lemonade; strawberry smoothies prior to meal. Benefit for Sully Cadets flag project at Sully Cemetery. Tent seating will be available.
  • 11 am (after parade)-2 pm - Deep Rock Ice Cream Shoppe open.
  • 12 Noon - Local firefighters and kids annual water fights near the Sully Fire Station.
  • 1-5 pm - Antique tractor pulls in the northwest corner of Sully Business Park on the west edge of Sully. Inspirations Child Care and Preschool will serve cookies, bars, chips, pop, and water for a freewill donation.
Take lawn chairs to all events please.